Lenana School closed indefinitely as students protest death

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A bridge outside Lenana School gates. /WIKIMEDIA

Lenana School was on Monday, October 9, closed indefinitely and students sent home following protests sparked by death of their colleague.

The institution’s students poured in the streets, blocked the busy Ngong Road while demanding to know what led to the death of Amos Mumo, a form 3 student.

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Lenana School bus. /TWITTER

Students says Mumo was taken ill on Wednesday, October 4 and the school established he had Chicken Pox after he was taken to the school clinic.

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He was quarantined in one of the areas in the school but his condition got worse with students claiming that on Saturday, they saw Amos being rushed to the school ambulance covered in a bed sheet.

He was pronounced dead on arrival at the Kikuyu Hospital in Kiambu amid suspicion by the students that Amos had already died when he was rushed into the ambulance.

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Regional education coordinator John Olontua confirmed that indeed Amos was taken ill and admitted at the school dispensary.

He went on to add that investigations have begun in order to establish whether there was any case of negligence on the part of the school administration.

Lenana is a national school and was recently in the news after admitting Nairobi Governor Mike Sonko’s adopted son.

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